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Rare Collections

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Rare Collections is for crate diggers and aficionados, showcasing untold stories from Australian music history, driven by a passion for vinyl recordings. Jordie and David Kilby have long been fascinated with the diversity of what was released on vinyl recordings over the years. Each fortnight the duo tackle a theme that they explore using conversation, interviews and musical examples.

Rare Collections is for crate diggers and aficionados, showcasing untold stories from Australian music history, driven by a passion for vinyl recordings. Jordie and David Kilby have long been fascinated with the diversity of what was released on vinyl recordings over the years. Each fortnight the duo tackle a theme that they explore using conversation, interviews and musical examples.
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Location:

Canberra, ACT

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Rare Collections is for crate diggers and aficionados, showcasing untold stories from Australian music history, driven by a passion for vinyl recordings. Jordie and David Kilby have long been fascinated with the diversity of what was released on vinyl recordings over the years. Each fortnight the duo tackle a theme that they explore using conversation, interviews and musical examples.

Language:

English

Contact:

GPO Box 9994 Canberra 2601 (02) 6275 4555


Episodes

RareCollections: Paul Marks and the Roots of Australian Blues

7/19/2015
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People have been singing the blues in Australia for a long time and we've produced some great acts. Dutch Tilders, Margaret Roadnight and Chain are just a few that spring to mind from recent history. But if you wanted to go back beyond them to the artists that first brought the blues to Australian audiences where would that lead you?

Duration: 00:22:50


RareCollections: Wil Greenstreet In Focus

4/7/2015
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Wil Greenstreet (or Billy Green in the early days) has been making music all his life.

Duration: 00:24:18


RareCollections Collectors: 1960s punk with Jesper Wolf

3/24/2015
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Jesper Wolf hails From Denmark but now calls Australia home. There's a lot he likes about the place but a sweet spot is the garage punk music that was produced here during the 1960s.

Duration: 00:17:55


RareCollections: Bob Bertles' Saxes, Soul and Rock and Roll

3/4/2015
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Sax player Bob Bertles has played every great jazz venue you can think of around Australia and usually alongside the finest players in town.

Duration: 00:20:45


RareCollections: Memories Of Home - Carinia Records

2/17/2015
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In 1952 Polish refugees, Michael and Nathalie Kulakowski, started a record label so that communities of displaced Europeans could access the music, and through it the memories, of their homeland on the other side of the world.

Duration: 00:20:12


RareCollections: Judy Cannon

12/10/2014
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Judy Cannon was part of the seismic transitions in the music business that began in the late '50s and continued into the '60s.

Duration: 00:22:23


RareCollections: Collector Ashley Anderson (Katalyst)

11/18/2014
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When Ashley Anderson was a kid his step dad, who sold top end hi-fi sound systems, told him to forget about CD's and buy vinyl.

Duration: 00:17:13


RareCollections: Horst Liepolt's 44 Records, and Australian Jazz in the 197

11/4/2014
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Jazz promoter Horst Liepolt was well know in Australian Jazz circles in the 60s and 70s. Here's part two of RareCollections look back.

Duration: 00:16:46


RareCollections: Horst Liepolt and Modern Jazz in 1950s Melbourne

10/27/2014
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The moment Horst Liepolt heard a recording of Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five play Savoy Blues in 1944 he was hooked on Jazz.

Duration: 00:19:21


RareCollections: Olive and Eva

10/8/2014
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Olive and Eva were two young women whose harmonies warmed many a heart that heard them and whose 1956 recordings became the first commercially available discs released by an all indigenous act. They're not household names but they should be. Their music is beautiful and their story fascinating.

Duration: 00:21:03


RareCollections: Holding a Candle to Steve Warner

8/18/2014
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It took almost three years from start to finish but Steve Warner's self-titled album was worth the wait

Duration: 00:18:41


RareCollections: Rex All Australian Hit Parade

7/22/2014
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RareCollections recently picked the All Australian Hit Parade album on the Rex label. It led us to really interesting stories about acts who played in the early days of rock and pop music

Duration: 00:24:32


RareCollections: Punk Archivist John Billington

7/4/2014
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John Billington has been collecting Australian punk records since he saw Radio Birdman play live for the first time in 1976.

Duration: 00:15:20


RareCollections: Markeeta Little Wolf - Sunbird

6/20/2014
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In the 1950s, a native-American wrestler named Big Chief Little Wolf won over Australian audiences with his kind heart and memorable moves on the mat. Two decades later his daughter, Markeeta, won crowds over with her big voice and beautiful clothes.

Duration: 00:16:37


RareCollections: Les Welch A Jazz, Blues and Boogie Woogie Pioneer

6/5/2014
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He's not remembered often these days but when jazz was king in the late 40s and early 50s Les Welch was one of the most popular performers around Australia

Duration: 00:18:28


RareCollections: John Vallins

5/23/2014
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John Vallins has written and recorded hits for TinTin, Johnny Mathis, African Magic Combo and Acker Bilk

Duration: 00:17:40


Rare Collections: James Pianta, Inner Melbourne Custom Pressings

5/8/2014
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The next in our series looking at some of the amazing record collections out there, featuring James Pianta

Duration: 00:16:32


Rare Collections: Ash Wednesday, Synth-Pop Pioneer

4/24/2014
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Some fresh, catchy and highly creative music was produced by Ash Wednesday as the 70s rolled into the 80s

Duration: 00:19:14


RareCollections: Remembering Kathleen McCormack and Eula Parker

4/24/2014
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Two careers that were long, very successful and haven't received the attention they deserve

Duration: 00:22:08


RareCollections: Across The Border with Peter Campbell

3/26/2014
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Peter Campbell was a favourite on both the secular and catholic coffee house circuit in the early 70s.

Duration: 00:19:05

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